This is a door of Sidi Bou Said . It's a traditional door of Tunisia and it has also a detail very common in this country: it has two handles, one for men, one for women and another one for the children (if I'm not wrong men knock on the right and women on the left and of course children knock on the lower one). It's a way to know who's at the door. It's very common in Tunisia and it's curious because we can still find this detail also in the South of Portugal, with no doubt an heritage of the Arab occupation.
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sothy81 (9568) 2006-10-23 15:50
You have another eye catching one here. What an artistic eye you have. This door is colorful and artistic. I like it. I am looking forward to seeing the next ones. TFS. Sothy
njmv79 (461) 2006-10-23 16:31
Olá querida amiga Ana,
muito bonita sua foto, arquitectura interessante, boa luz e detalhes, parabéns,
paura (47166) 2006-10-23 17:16
Incrível o que você nos apresenta! Nunca tinha ouvido falar a esse respeito. Excelente fotografia e nota. Aquela portinhola em cima da porta, o que seria?
John_F_Kennedy (43243) 2006-10-24 7:02
What a beautiful view, very nice shot. Your note is excellent
Giorgio (11279) 2006-10-24 8:43
- Always the beautiful doors, I like also this blue, beautiful composition, bravo!
brian1949 (210) 2006-10-25 14:12
This is a nice photo - the colour of the door really stands out against the white background. Infact the door looks like it is floating. Nice story about the knockers.
andreng (265) 2006-10-26 1:40
I have learned something from this shot if I should visit Tunisia one of these days. It has a very nice contrast with the Blue certainly standing out strongly.
If you had captured the steps and shown some of the pavement I think this shot could be better and make it more complete, as normally one would want to see what leads to a door. I am curious on what is the purpose of the small box right at the top of the door is. Do you know? The house number 58 somehow throws the picture off slightly. I would prefer if I was the owner of the house to perhaps not use numerials but something else which still states 58 perhaps in their language. Btw, where is the postbox? TFS Andre
rafid76 (0) 2006-11-16 13:00
been done that! :)
you definatly should have cropped out the unessary space around the door, neverr the less great POV
Becky (334) 2006-12-04 17:23
Good job with the door. I took a picture of the exact same door when I was in Sidi Bou Said but it didn't come out this well. Good framing, the door is nicely lined up and level, and the white background is pure.
magui (537) 2007-03-14 16:41
Uma foto lindíssima! A nota é bastante útil. Parabéns.
gus72 (3719) 2013-08-13 15:33
Hi Ana !!
I love photos of old door and this one is a beauty.
Interesting note about the handles.
Perfect capture on a sunny day. I have a collection of old doors in RedBubble.
Greetings from Australia.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (38839)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Blue Doors [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-23 15:38